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  1. #101

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    Among other things i received for the other cars, i also received these caps for the A4

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  2. #102

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    Decided to change faces and keep the rear unit it had from factory while having the all new buttons , screes and faces, due to coding issues from the extra heated seats the initial unit didnt have.

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    These came in handy

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    Oh hi

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    No turning back now

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    Luckily everything went in perfectly and now it both works as it should and also is new

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    In my mind, I am thinking of installing this, at least the rear section of it

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    However i cant seem to find the mounting kit for it somewhere among piles of car parts through the years. I asked wiechers the price for a new kit, and it wasnt expensive so i ordered one and received it shortly after

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    Surely enough, I knew, that some hours, or days later after receiving the new kit, the old one would magically pop out of nowhere to say hi i am back. And of course it did, lmao.

    Refurbished the fire extinguisher of this car too

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    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  3. #103

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    Then it was time to FINALLY install all the new and refurbished parts i had for the suspension, geometry, mounts, and more.
    Some pics from the process. The pile of parts is in previous post, detailed, and it mainly consists of AC compressor, suspension, all front wishbones and links, all rear wishbones and links, gearbox mount, and 034 Motorport front hub mount, to go with the already previously installed STERN engine mounts.
    Also afterwards a much needed alignment, since nothing was left untouched.
    Also lets not forget, the front subframe swap with the freshly painted one, with solid aluminum 034 mounts installed on it. Such a great product that adds rigidity and feel to the car.

    Out with the OEM

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    In with new stuff

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    Old one, replaced with new Valeo unit

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    Time for alignment for both of them

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    Initial ride height

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    Then removed some weight at the back

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    Also added a Kufatec resistor harness for cancellig the license plate led check light

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    Now to see how i will cancel my DRL lights one.


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  4. #104

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    Another huge "must do" on my "to-do-list", was to finish the headliner and the rest of the interior that was still white. The plan was to do that first, and then, see how installing the cage, or part of it that is wrapped in alcantara since 2013 for the other car, goes.

    I already had a headliner wrapped in alcantara, but it was only the half front (the back half was chopped off), and also only the front a to b pillars sections. Reason for that, was, that in the other car, only the front part of the cabin would have passengers. Although that might be the case here as well, I wanted the whole headliner done, so using those pieces , was sadly out of the question. I will keep them however for the other A4 and install them there and see how it goes.

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    Great, but only the half of it in existence

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    So we must make another one.

    Started removing a lot of parts. At this point it is very easy working on interiors, especially on these cars.

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    Over some time, i had acquired all the parts of the headliner i needed in black, some of them new, and some used in great condition from S4 B6 and Rs4 B7

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    Pillars removed and headliner was next

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    Decided to keep the lower section of the rear seats, as it was both light weight, it looks good if done in black alcantara to match the rest of the interior, and also, it allows you to sit on it without hurting yourself as a rear seat delete usually does. And i really do not look forward to that when i install the rear part of the cage.

    Headliner and rear bench out

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    Steering column covers

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    Shift boot

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    Clean canvas

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    When I got the call the parts were ready, I was super excited.

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    Well that's one way to bring the headliner home

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    So let's start assembling the puzzle. Luckily on the A4 if you have opted for the extra folding rear seats, you get to have the ability to pass the headliner through this opening here

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    Which trust me is a HUGE bonus, not having to remove the passenger seat otherwise. Ask me how i know.

    In it goes then

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    From this

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    To this

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    Other side

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    Buttoning things and clips in place

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    Lower section in

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    Both in

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    Shift boot in

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    Bench installed as well

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    Some pics of the whole thing

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    Hope you like it guys.

    Follow me on instagram, @mgpgarage for faster updates on the project cars, cheers !!


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  5. #105

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    Received some more goodies. Among them, there were carbon fiber and carbon kevlar key cover made from the osir original ones, and also the trunk latch plastic cover made in cf.

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    Here's a before

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    side by side

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    Installed

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    Also tried to find some seat covers for when the car needs to sit in the shop for some reason, to cover the TILLETT seats.

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    These seem to do the trick

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    Anothet thing I wanted to try was the fender sidemarkers / blinkers, which come in white from factory. In the past i had tinted them, which looks great with the car theme, dark wheels, and carbon fiber body parts. This time around however I wanted to try amber, inspired by the BMWs of the older era. Like this



    Started with these, which i cleaned as well as i could

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    50:50

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    All done

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    Tried a before and after on my other A4

    Before

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    After

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    Love how it came out. Will take proper pics of them installed on the 2.0 one.

    Some close ups of the key covers

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    There is one more in cf, for an Audi, however still waiting on that to arrive.

    Cheers guys


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    So another thing I wanted to address, that every B7 owner knows about, is the cupholder. Or tha lack of. I mean, yes we have one at the center console, but you have two options. You either use it, and destroy it in some time, or you leave it alone, and decide that the A4 is not a car to drink your beverage in. The end.

    I dont daily the A4, but sometimes, I might. On the other hand, I dont intend to destroy this cupholder, I love it, plus it costs a fortune. What is more, if it breaks, the coffee will go on alcantara, and gauges and at that point, thigs will get ugly.

    So luckily someone saw into that, and made some 3d printed cupholders for an unused space we have below the armrest. Yes, the armrest covers it, but you can lift it, and use it. I also happen to have some R8 / A8 ash trays, and a Q3 one, which fit nicely in there, they look awesome and are extra storage space for little things out of sign. So let me show how it went.

    Bought two, one for each car

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    Very good quality out of the printer

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    Test fitting things in it

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    Installed it on the 20vt car to see how it fits in the console.

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    Perfect fit

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    Here's how things fit in it

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    However me being me, I wanted to trim the upper surface in alcantara to look perfect and match the interior even better. What is more, i took the material and did it myself, which i enjoyed.

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    One done

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    Finished.

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    Looking much better

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    No difference in how they fit

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    And then in the other car

    Before

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    Sorry for the blurry photo

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    Just love it

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    Cheers guys


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    Nice work! The attention to detail is impressive, as always. The trunk hatch cover in CF made me laugh - in a good way! I would never think to dress that up, hehe. Your upholsterer does great work, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick40 View Post
    Nice work! The attention to detail is impressive, as always. The trunk hatch cover in CF made me laugh - in a good way! I would never think to dress that up, hehe. Your upholsterer does great work, too.
    Thank you very much for the good words. Yes, the trunk latch, is something not so ordinary, I agree. One day i opened the trunk and said, hmmm what if i could make a visual continuation of the cf of the trunk to the inside, that would be nice. And so the idea popped up


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  9. #109

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    Hello to all,

    So some more updates then,

    First some better pics of the amber side repeaters in the sun

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    Love how it came out, seems period correct to me

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    new look for the side Quattro badges, visible yet more subtle

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    And some better photo of the trunk latch i got some messages about too

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    Weighed the car as is now,

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    Enjoyed it as a daily

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    Got my carbon fiber RS4 front bumper lip

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    Came out amazing and very light

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    Side by side with the oem one

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    Installed

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    Labelled my coilpacks for when they go off. A vag guy knows that in advance.

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    Bought some supplies for polishing a small Peugeot Sport Rallye 1,3 car

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    Came out amazing see it in my my other threads, and also over at instagram @mgpgarage

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    Also my cf end caps came in , they look amazing

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    They are custom made, and here is how they will be used in my roll cage, where i will use the rear section of it and the front receiving ends will be left open

    From this

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    To this

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    Like that, snug fit

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    Cant wait to install the cage, and also them

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    Cheers guys, more to come

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  10. #110
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    As always, very nice to see all the small updates and attention to detail.
    Love the Carbon/Alcantara theme.
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